Weekend Trips with the Deano: LA & Santa Monica

LA, STAY (SANTA MONICA), EAT & SEE: for our first Santa Monica hotel pick, stay at the Shangri-La for the ultimate lap of luxury and attentive hotel service; dine at Blue Plate Oysterette, which serves fresh fish (and breakfast all day!), finish a lunch at Blue Plate with Cora’s Coffee; walk down the Santa Monica Pier for a fab view of the Pacific and the nearby roller coaster…








SANTA MONICA, STAY, EAT & SEE: for a hip yet ‘homey’ vibe also in Santa Monica, try a stay at Shutters on the Beach; for dinner in a cozier setting, eat at newest hot spot Gjelina, then have a post-meal espresso at Intelligentsia Coffee; stroll along the Venice Beach boardwalk (and don’t miss a stare at Muscle Beach!)





SHOPPING: when we think quintessential ‘LA’ shopping, Fred Segal has and will stand the test of the ever-changing times, as LA fashion goes… grab your Deano in Priscilla Paisley and stock up on big or small home and tabletop finds at Bountiful Home on Abbot Kinney Road; if you don’t want to have top brave SoCal traffic, walk from your hotel over to the new luxury mall Santa Monica Place.

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